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A major or minor in Public Policy will give you the skills you need to make lasting, positive impact in the world.

Master of Public Administration

Master the skills required for advanced careers across the public and nonprofit sectors.

Master of Public Policy

Analyze policy and use data to drive progress.

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Carry out sophisticated policy research and pursue meaningful careers in academia, government agencies, and beyond.

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You can earn Master's degree or Certificate at your own pace, online. Our programs are designed to meet you where you are, and train you to launch a career in public service.

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Seminar: Jeongyoon Lee

Why are policy actors so distrustful of each other, and how?

Community hike and lunch

All faculty, students, and staff are invited to a quick and easy hike at McConnell Springs, followed by lunch at West Sixth Brewery/Smithtown Seafood. Please feel free to bring your partners and children.

Virtual new student orientation

Virtual New Student Orientation – Graduate Programs Tuesday, August 8 at 12 pm 12:00       Welcome 12:15       Dr. Rhonda Trautman, Director of Online Programs                 Professional development/Internships, Dr. Cory                      Curl (MPA students) 12:30        Current student/Alumni panel 1:00          Martin School Librarian – Jennifer Horne                  DEI Committee Information 1:30          Breakout rooms for advising help-Dr. Trautman,                     Dr. Weber, Suzy

New student orientation

Incoming Student Orientation – Graduate Programs Friday, August 18, 2023 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gatton B&E Room 127 11:30             Check-in, headshots and boxed lunches in                              room 323J 12:00             Welcome – Dr. Ron Zimmer, Martin School Director 12:10             Introductions: Dr. Weber, Dr. Agrawal, Suzy 12:25             Team building exercise 12:30             Advising for MPA/MPP/MPFM/Certificates –                            Suzy (Canvas shell, Degree Audit) 

Recent PharmD/MPA graduate, Taylor Williams' article on Independent KY Pharmacies

To keep Kentucky’s independent pharmacies alive, Congress must rein in bad actors | Opinion

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